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Cairo I-57 Bridge

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Driving across

Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

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Cairo Bridge Tour

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Overview
Steel through arch bridge carrying I-57 over the Mississippi River at Cairo
Location
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, and Mississippi County, Missouri
Status
Open to four lanes of traffic
History
Built 1978
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 820.7 ft.
Total length: 4,088.8 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 59.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02417, -89.21083   (decimal degrees)
37°01'27" N, 89°12'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/303337/4099838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cairo
Inventory numbers
IL 002-0022 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
9,900

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • January 22, 2011: New video from Kim Harvey
  • September 9, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 29, 2008: New photos from David B. Haun
  • August 21, 2006: Posted construction photos from Mark Frazier

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Comments 

Cairo I-57 Bridge
Posted September 15, 2007, by mike rhodes (bridgebuilderus [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

I think the contractor on the sub-structure of this bridge was Al Johnson, a Minneapolis contractor that went out of business in the early 90's.